A Fairy's Guide to Disaster: Away From Whipplethorn (Book One)

· A.W. Hartoin
152 reviews

About this ebook

 Tiny fairies. Huge adventure. 
Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average thirteen-year-old, but Matilda is anything but average. She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired. Her mother won’t let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply. Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting. The only problem; humans aren’t on the list. 

Minutes into her first job, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda’s afternoon babysitting job goes long term. 

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone. She can lock the doors, but that doesn’t keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out. Matilda’s up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

Ratings and reviews

152 reviews
Beth Anderson
April 26, 2020
I really enjoyed this book! The characters were interesting and had depth; the storyline kept moving and I was glued, on the edge of my seat the whole time. Balanced with fanciful fun and real grit life (injuries, pain, even a battle) It was appropriate and clean - I would have no problem letting my daughter read it once she's at this reading level.
Alane Nilsen
March 19, 2016
Light hearted adventure. Magical fairies and other creatures. Humour and suspense together. Fun read
2 people found this review helpful
October 17, 2015
Always another problem around the corner. Never a dull moment. Lots of character growth. Did not want to put it down. Very fun read!
1 person found this review helpful

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